We are thrilled you’ll be joining us for the region’s biggest networking, professional development, and civic engagement event of the year, EMERGE Summit, at the Memorial Auditorium, on Thursday, April 6,  2017!

Make sure to go online to http://www.emergeypsummit.com/schedule/ read up on the breakout sessions and choose which three you will attend. If you are planning on attending the bus tour, make sure to sign up right when you arrive at EMERGE Summit because it will fill up.

Not sure what to expect? Or are your networking skills a little rusty? We all know that even the best young professionals experience a little anxiety about getting out there and chatting with new people. Here’s some tips on what to expect at EMERGE Summit to put you at ease and help you to enjoy and benefit from the biggest young professional event of the year:

What to Bring:

Your friends, your business cards and the most important thing – your smile and passion!

What to Wear:

For this type of event we say “business attire” but that may not help everyone, so let’s break it down:

  • Ladies: Slacks with a great top and jacket, skirt with a blouse, or a nice dress.
  • Men: Slacks, blazers and collared shirt. And of course, the no-fail option: Suit up!

Ultimately you want to wear what you feel comfortable in while putting your best foot forward. While we’re on the subject of feet, please wear shoes you are comfortable walking to the breakout sessions in.


There are several City of Sacramento parking garages available near Memorial Auditorium.

Don’t want to pay for parking? Consider Sacramento Regional Transit.  See routes near you at http://www.sacrt.com/schedules/current/routes.stm.


Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Enter the Memorial Auditorium. There will be signage directing you to check-in by last name. Grab your nametag, note your lunch location and you are on your way!

At the Event:

Doors open at 8:00 a.m. and the main event begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. Enjoy coffee and complimentary breakfast bites. Mix and mingle, visit the booths of our amazing sponsors, and enjoy the live performances we have in store for you.

Breakout Sessions:

You have the opportunity to choose three breakout sessions to attend. Breakout Sessions will run from 10:40 a.m. – 11:25 a.m, 1:05 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. and 2:10 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. You will have 20 minutes to travel between workshops. We recommend you read up on all ten sessions offered at http://www.emergeypsummit.com/schedule/ before coming to EMERGE and choose which three you will attend. A map of the event, including all of the breakout sessions will be available in your program and on the website. *Please note that the session “Dare to Act” will be a bus tour. Only 43 spots will be available for this tour per session.

Food & drink:

The best part of any great event, a full stomach!  Your ticket prices includes  coffee, tea and small breakfast bites available in the morning. You also will be divided into networking groups and have lunch at one of the following fabulous restaurants: Goldfield​, Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar​, Lucca Restaurant and Bar​, Station 16 Seafood Restaurant & Bar​, Capitol Garage​, Bento Box​, P.F. Chang’s​, and Cafeteria 15L​